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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200570208 - Employee Killed When Pressure Vessels Explode

Accident: 200570208 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 02/02/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11616112602/03/19983585York International Corporation
At 11:35 a.m. on February 2, 1998, following a shift change, a large explosion occurred involving four ASME pressure vessels containing mixtures of R22 and compressed air. Employee #1 was killed. Twenty coworkers were transported to the hospital, and seven were admitted for treatment.
Keywords: air pressure, pressure vessel, compressed air, explosion, high pressure, struck by, flying object, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116161126 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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